PILATES For Pregnancy

pilates-img2Our Pilates for pregnancy classes provide pregnant moms safe Pilates exercise during pregnancy. After 20 weeks you will not be exercising lying down flat on your back (supine) or lying down on your front (prone). However, you will still be able to exercise your abdominal oblique muscles safely, and upper back muscles with the help of the Pilates reformer.We add infinite modifications to suit our client’s individual needs. Our exercises keep shorter levers, take breaks more often, and keep your exertion levels manageable, but you will still get a great workout while you’re pregnant. Pilates for pregnancy will help you maintain and improve core strength in order to reduce lower back pain while pregnant, maintain pelvic floor strength and to help you reduce down time after delivery.

Prevent and Help Reduce Low Back Pain
Maintaining deep core strength and pelvic floor muscle tone (PFM) can help prevent and reduce low lack pain. This is because the co-contraction of the deep abdominal muscles and PFM aid in spinal stabilization. “Studies have shown that the abdominal-muscle activity is a normal response to Pelvic Floor Muscle (PFM) activity, and increase in electromyography (EMG) activity of the PFM concomitant with abdominal-muscle contraction was also reported”
Additionally, mobilizing your spine during pregnancy may help reduce mid and low back pain during this time when your spine undergoes changes to accommodate your baby’s weight in the womb.

When can I Start?
If your doctor gives you the clear to exercise we can tailor Pilates for pregnancy workouts for you so that you are able to keep in shape during your pregnancy. It will be easier to return to your prenatal shape after delivery if you have been keeping active during your pregnancy. We will work on core stability, upper torso strength, thighs, arms, seat muscles, and keep your mobility and tone throughout your pregnancy.